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Hi!

I have been a member of SparkPeople since November of 2008. So much has happened since the last time I was on SP. I had lost about 70 lbs and then broke my back. I gained most of that weight back. Here I go again, and hopefully this time the weight will come off and stay off. I am somewhat limited in what I can do physically because of health issues so I won't be running any races or doing anything radical but I REALLY want to do what I can to get myself in better shape. I have some nutrition goals and know I will need lots of help and encouragement along the way to meeting those goals. I really want to totally eliminate sugar from my diet and eat a more plant-based diet. I am not saying that I will totally eliminate meat from my diet but I would like to drastically cut back on the meat.

Pat


Member Since: 11/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 330

My Goals:
My general weight loss goal is to make small goals and reach them one at a time and not beat myself up or set unrealistic goals!

My life goal is to fulfill what the Lord has called me to do and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Specific Short-term Goals:
*Get off some meds for BP and Diabetes.
*Have more energy.
*Be able to shop for clothes in a regular store.

Specific Long-Term Goals:
Get off ALL meds for Diabetes and BP.
Have energy to do what I want to do.
Reach my goal weight and maintain for life.


My Program:
Eat less.
Eat healthier.
Exercise 15 minutes a day to begin and gradually increase that.
Stay positive and motivated!
Support others.
Ask for support when I need it.



Personal Information:
I recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Victim Advocacy. I am currently looking for a job that will utilize these and hopefully allow me to work with victims as an advocate. I want to make a big difference in the lives of others.


Other Information:
My favorite book is the Bible. My favorite movie is "Pay It Forward" because of the message. It is a message that needs to be spread all over. I love watching anything educational like the Discovery channel, the History channel and the Travel channel. On the lighter side, I love The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show and Frazier.




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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
    -Stephen Cherniske
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    Have a great week, Sparkfriend! Take those intentional steps towards your goals! Every small step is progress, and you are so worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    2668 days ago
  • v IAMBLESSED103
    Hi, Pat, just stopping by to say Hello and see how you're doing! Hugs, Karen
    2674 days ago
  • v CORKYTHEMOM1
    emoticon Pat! I wanted to jump-start this week by sharing a special non-calorie cake with you! Sending support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. Have a beautiful and blessed week!


    emoticon RECIPE FOR SP FRIENDSHIP CAKE emoticon

    ~ 1 cup of YOU ARE A WINNER greetings.
    ~ 1 cup of I AM SO PROUD OF YOU smiles.
    ~ 1 cup of EMBRACING YOU WITH SPARK hugs.
    ~ 1 cup of TOGETHER, WE CAN DO IT support.
    ~ 1 cup of NEVER GIVE IN & NEVER GIVE UP encouragement.
    ~ 1 cup of ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF motivation.

    emoticon Mix greetings and smiles thoroughly.
    emoticon Add hugs separately.
    emoticon Slowly stir in support.
    emoticon Blend encouragement and motivation.
    emoticon Bake in warm heart.
    emoticon Serve often.


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2676 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Just stopping by to say hello and to encourage you to keep moving towards your goals, Sparkfriend! Even baby steps add up if you take enough of them...and of course, you know you're worth the effort, right? I'm rooting for you!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    "The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want.
    Taking the first step forward is always the hardest.
    But then each step forward gets easier and easier.
    Each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually, what had once been invisible starts to be visible.
    And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible."
    -Karen Salmansohn

    2680 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again.
    Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you?
    Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    I hope your week has gotten off to a great start, Sparkfriend! Make the most of each day...do your best to be healthy and to make progress towards your goals. You are so worth the effort, you know!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2688 days ago
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